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 The Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1 year) with a specialization in assisted reproductive technologies.

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1 year) with Specialization in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

​​The Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) at CSU is pleased to announce a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1 year) with specialization in assisted reproductive technologies. This degree is a one-year, non-thesis course of study culminating in a research project or internship and providing students with in-depth laboratory training in various aspects of assisted reproduction, including but not limited to:

  • In vitro production of bovine embryos including in vitro oocyte maturation, in vitro fertilization, and in vitro culture of resulting embryos;
  • Embryo and semen cryopreservation and vitrification;
  • Micromanipulation of oocytes and embryos, including ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection);
  • Basic maintenance of an assisted reproduction laboratory and all associated equipment.

Students will be expected to complete a project in place of a comprehensive exam, which may be in the context of an off-campus internship or research within the laboratory of a faculty member. The curriculum prepares students for careers in applied reproduction, especially careers in human or bovine embryology, as well as further education in professional or graduate school.

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Curriculum

Each student must complete 30 credits to earn this degree. A maximum of seven (7) credits may be at the 300-400 level, while the remaining credits must be 500-level or higher. Additionally, 12 of the 500-level credits must be in regular courses (not seminar or independent study).

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Frequently Asked Questions

This program assumes a broad background in the sciences. It is not for students who have little or no science background. Probably the single most important prerequisite that you should have is some coursework in reproductive physiology.

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How to Apply

The application deadline is April 1st, annually. This is a "soft" deadline. Applicants who submit complete applications by this deadline will get priority review.

This program is ideal for students interested in applied reproduction in humans, cattle, or wildlife - especially those desiring careers in human or bovine embryology.

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​Contact Us

For more information or questions about the specialization in Assisted Reproduction Technologies, please contact graduate coordinator Heather Hall at (970) 491-2702 or bmsgradinformation@colostate.edu. Programmatic questions should be directed to Dr. Jim Graham, James.K.Graham@colostate.edu or Dr. Jennifer Barfield, Jennifer.Barfield@colostate.edu.